Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tim Burton montage

I tend to run hot-and-cold when it comes to Tim Burton, though I confess to a certain affinity for his sense of fantastical "vision," or whatever that je ne sais something quoi is he displays when he's at the top of his game.

This supercut by 17-year-old (!) Kees van Dijkhuisen — who has put together nine other supercuts for filmmakers such as Michel Gondry, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Ridley Scott, and Pixar — is a two-minute celebration of Burton as one of Hollywood's more distinctively expressive filmmakers, one whose personal stamp is unmistakable. I would have liked more Ed Wood and a bit less of the emo rush, though it's a fine piece of work from young Kees.

[the films of] Tim Burton from Kees van Dijkhuizen jr. on Vimeo.

Also, recently on these pages: Tim Burton's "Vincent"